James Jackson (Age 10) – My First Triathlon

James PhotoRace Report: York Junior Triathlon – Tristar 2: 200m Swim/4k Bike, 1500m Run

On 31st May 2015 I did my first triathlon, we left early and I was getting excited. I also knew that some of my Lincsquad friends Freddie Gibbs and Jessica Stewart would be there.
Once I got there we joined a massive queue in the rain to register to collect my race number and race gift. I was number 103. It was an hour late starting so we waited in the reception area to be called through which meant I missed Freddie and Jessica start their swim. I was eventually called through and I was excited to get started, I put my chip on my ankle pool side and waited for the pool to empty for my wave to start. I had to swim 200m then go get my trainers and race number on before I ran to transition to get my bike. I biked 4k (x4 1k laps) where Freddie, Jessica and everyone was cheering me on, the bike was windy in places. I then had to rack my bike in transition (anywhere it wasn’t numbered, so I didn’t know what to do as I was looking for my number on the racks, a marshal then helped me) then I went out on my 1500m run. At the end I felt really sick as I tried my hardest especially on the sprint finish.
My mum and dad are really proud of me especially as I am one of the youngest in Tristar 2. I completed my first triathlon in 25:58.
All 3 of us did really well for our first triathlons.
I am now looking forward to my next triathlon at Holmfirth.